Marshall University does not ban books! The information is provided to let people know what has been banned/challenged elsewhere.
The Hamilton (MI) school board established book clubs in 2017, featuring some 70,000 books to encourage reading from grade 5 and up. Several middle school parents complained of “profane language” in Ready Player One. After a new vetting system was put in place some parents still complained about Ready Player One because it lacked educational value and contained inappropriate material, so they wanted it removed rather than used in higher grades.
The Hamilton (MI) school board established a book club, featuring some 70,000 books to encourage reading from grade 5 and up. However, a new materials-vetting committee and several district parents expressed concerns about material they believed was not age appropriate. Some books ended up at grade levels younger than the publisher’s classification. The superintendent said he would be hesitant to “ban” any books from the school, as that would be a “slippery slope” for the district. Ready Player One was called out as a problematic title.
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A Banned book has been removed from a library, classroom, etc.
A Challenged book has been requested to be removed from a library, classroom, etc.
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August 16, 2022